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Engaging Youth on their Own Terms: Instant Messaging and Gaming in Libraries

Date : Oct 10, 2006
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 01:00:00

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Attempting to mold young library users into miniature librarians is an unfair and often futile goal. To meet their needs and ensure our institutions are supported in the future, we must listen to them! Join Aaron Schmidt and Sarah Houghton as they discuss ways to serve teens on their own turf, by creating a teen-friendly environment in your physical library and in your library's eBranch, and by providing the resources and services teens want, when and where they want them. Other topics discusses will be MySpace, iPods, and weblogs.

Sarah Houghton-Jan ?Information and Web Services Manager, San Mateo County Library and the author of the weblog Librarian in Black

Sarah Houghton-Jan is the Information and Web Services Manager for the San Mateo County Library and the author of the weblog Librarian in Black. She also serves on LITA's Top Technology Trends Committee, as President of the California Library Association's IT Section, and a member of the Association's Assembly.

Aaron Schmidt ?Webmaster, Thomas Ford Memorial Library and author of the weblog

Aaron Schmidt is author of the weblog and lives in Portland, Oregon. In addition to maintaining the website for the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, he is a frequent presenter at library conferences and events. He received his MLIS from Dominican University in 2001, and is currently earning a school library media certification. In his spare time, he likes to climb mountains and ride bicycles.